The Humanist Association of Connecticut is supporting the expansion of SMART Recovery in Connecticut.
SMART Recovery is a 20+ year old, science-based, abstinence-oriented, self-empowering addiction recovery program, and is a recognized resource for substance abuse and addiction recovery by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Center for Health Care Evaluation, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
You do not need to be in recovery to be a volunteer.
We need talented volunteers to get the word out about our SMART Recovery meetings. Unite to Face Addiction estimates that 1 in 10 people have addictive behavior problems, affecting 1 in 3 households. Although there are several great alternatives to traditional Alcoholics Anonymous out there, few people realize they exist. No program suits everyone, so we need to bring choice in recovery to Connecticut.
Publicity volunteers are needed to do everything from posting flyers, through posting meeting notices, to tabling at fairs.
The international SMART Recovery web site is at http://smartrecovery.org.
The local SMART Recovery web site is http://www.smartrecoveryct.org/ and we're on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/SMARTRecoveryCT) and Meetup ( http://www.meetup.com/SMART-Recovery-Connecticut/)